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ISS020-E-040848 (17 Sept. 2009) --- At the Canadarm2 work station in the Destiny laboratory, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (right background) and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (left foreground), all Expedition 20 flight engineers; along with Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, commander, monitor the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) as it approaches the International Space Station. Once the HTV was in range, Stott, De Winne and Thirsk used the station’s robotic arm to grab the cargo craft and attach it to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The attachment was completed at 5:26 (CDT) on Sept. 17, 2009.

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  • Title: HTV docking
  • Date Created: 2009-09-17
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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